Nervous About Going to the Dentist? Now You Can Relax

20 Sep 2019 by  admin in Sedation Dentistry

man happy at the dentist

Many people have suffered a life-long fear of going to the dentist, even for small things like routine cleanings. If you’re feeling anxious about your upcoming dental appointment, we’ve got good news.

A visit to Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry is not something to stress out about. We make caring for your smile and oral health a pleasant and positive experience – one with no discomfort, and where your concerns are addressed by a friendly and compassionate staff.

We know that dental anxiety keeps millions of people from seeking regular and often preventive dental care. This fear – and lack of treatment – can lead to far more serious consequences later on. Unchecked gingivitis can turn into full-blown gum disease, which is more costly and invasive to treat.

We listen to your concerns

It is our mission to create a calm, welcoming atmosphere, where patients feel relaxed and, most importantly, heard. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot are famous for their gentle touch and warm demeanor. They encourage you to ask questions, voice your concerns, and be an active part of the process.

Both our administrative and medical staff want to listen and understand your concerns. Did you have a negative dental experience as a child? Do you have a strong gag reflex? An extreme fear of needles or the sound of drills? Talk to us. Tell us your perspective, so we can formulate a strategy that helps diminish your anxiety and fears.

Advances pave the way for pain-free dentistry

General, restorative and cosmetic dentistry have come a long way in recent years. If pain is your primary fear, you can rest assured that today’s injections are virtually without pain. Local anesthetics are not only safer than years past, they are more effective. Our Long Island practice offers various kinds of sedation dentistry options, from nitrous oxide and oral medications to intravenous injections, which provide a much deeper level of calm.

For those who are reluctant to improve their smile with more complicated or lengthy treatments, oral conscious sedation can be an excellent option.

We offer tips to relieve your anxiety

We want to alleviate your dental fears, and may suggest some tips to help this process. Some patients bring their favorite music or audiobooks as a happy distraction. Others may want to agree on certain hand signals to alert us when they need a break or are feeling any type of discomfort.

Making your dental experience a positive one

Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot are committed to making sure your dental experience is comfortable and pain-free, whether you need a cavity filled, are having a root canal or a tooth extraction.  The easiest way for us to understand your fears and anxieties is to be candid with our team during your initial consultation. In that way, our staff can suggest modalities and possible sedation treatments to suit your needs.

To make an appointment with our Long Island dental office, or to learn more about sedation techniques, please call today.

Additional Resources:

  1. Harvard Health, Dental fear? Our readers suggest coping techniques
  2. WebMD, Don’t Fear the Dentist
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